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Why Do I Get Cramp In My Leg
Muscle spasms: I am assuming that the cramps you are describing are leg cramps. The large muscles in the legs experience pain when the muscles contract and don't let go, causing pain that can shoot down your legs. This can be a sign of poor circulation, abnormal salts (especially potassium, magnesium, or calcium), and should be evaluated by your primary physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Are you diabetic?: Cramps in the finger and the toes usually due to muscle problem or nerve problem or combination of both and sometime due to circulation problems., it happen in people have diabetes, or other disease . I would recommend to check it out by tour doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
# of reasons: Leg cramps occur because of tired muscles (standing long periods, workout), low potassium, venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease (pad), and the trigger may be simply stretching in bed. Try stretching exercises, ice massages to area of cramping. Evaluation of your leg veins by a phlebologist (physician who treats venous problems) may be next step. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
IDK: Do you have any neuromuscular disorders? Do you walk normal? If so, the reflex should be there. Sometimes can be harder to illicit reflex on one side in doctors office by hitting ligament/tendon just right. If you haven't seen doctor, have him/her check it out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: I don't think there is one right answer to this as it might be different for different people. Most likely causes are repetitive jostling of the internal organs which pull on various ligamentous points of attachment such as are found in the right and left upper quadrants or for females in the pelvic area. ...Read more
Can be vein problem: Sometimes, people with vein problems have pain, cramping, restless legs at night due to venous circulation problems. You should see a vein specialist in your area for a venous doppler duplex ultrasound for a diagnosis and then treatment. In the meantime, wear medical compression stockings in the daytime for 2 weeks straight and see if it helps decrease or eliminate your symptoms while you wait. ...Read more
Several reasons: It might be from poor conditioning and tight calf muscles. They need to be progressively stretched. It is unlikely to be a blood clot that occurs on both calves at the same time. Electrolyte imbalance with low or high potassium, magnesium, or calcium might be the problem. Are you on meds that might alter their levels? Even improper shoes, (heels especially), can contribute to this. ...Read more
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